This I Believe

Mark - USA
Entered on September 10, 2007
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: hope
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I Believe

I believe in myself. I believe in myself more than others. I believe in myself simply because I have a necessity to. Born and raised in Southern California taught me lessons that I will remember for the rest of my life. It was my home, yet when I was fourteen I moved to a house 60 miles south of Tucson, AZ. Coming from the middle of everything,to the closest town being 20 miles north was a shock. Being my first time moving, I gave it an accepting try. I did not like Tucson and still don’t like it, but it having one of the better school systems, my parents decided that this is where I will go. I have made many great friends and I will miss them. I believe that people need to believe in themselves when no one else will.

My house is so far away, it’s big and there is not one around. I believe in myself that I will be able to handle not having any one around. Most people reading will interpret this a small mishap not worth reading, when really they can be put in my shoes and then tell me. No one believes me, in turn I must believe in myself.

I believe in myself for all the accomplishments I will overcome, and the issues that I had before. I have aspirations to go to UCSD and I believe in myself that I can get there. I believe in my self that I can major in Spanish.

I came to a new school and had no friends, but I held it together and made friends because I believed in myself. During my freshman and sophomore year, I didn’t have my license yet, so my parents drove me to the bus stop. The distance was adequate for them but they refused to believe that it was one more hour to school for me. I discussed this to them, my reasoning was apparently unsatisfactory for them. I had attempted many different angles in my approach but every time I talk to my parents about my hardship they tell me to talk to my therapist about it. When really I should be talking to them.

I use my problem to affect and engulf my everyday life. I believe in my self that this essay is the last time I will mention it.